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Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
of state there john husted began stumping for this idea of making the electoral college change. hey, it's just an idea, right? but now it's very, very quiet in ohio. and that leaves michigan. oh, michigan. michigan, my nominee for incapable of being embarrassed. move over, florida. michigan has a bill on the way with the republican sponsor who is quite unembarrassed by the attention now or his failure to pass the same kind of bill last year. quote, the bill got no traction last year. there were people convinced romney was going to win. and that might take electoral votes from him. but now, now that romney lost, now maybe even rick snyder, the governor is warming up to the idea this week and saying so publicly. governor snyder saying it is fair to change the rules since the election is not for a few more years yet. we started this week with six states on the map where republicans were talking about changing the rules to elect the president so you could use the gerrymandered congressional maps to make the presidential election go the way the house vote went this year where democrats got m
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
against mob boss john gotti. she won the conviction that put him in prison for the rest of his life. several other prosecutors had tried to do that, but had failed to it. she did it. in 1996 she helped convict ramzi yousef for his attempt to assassinate the pope and blow up multiple planes in flight. he was the nephew of sheikh khalid mohammed. in 1991 she helped prosecute four-the men who helped orchestrate the embassy bombing in africa. president obama nominated mary jo white to be the what is essentially the top cop of wall street. >> as one former chairman said, mary jo does not intimidate easily, and that's important, because she has a big job ahead of her there is much more work to be done to complete the task of reforming watts to make sure american investors are better protected going forward. >> it's not the only thing you should know about her career given this nomination. it's also the matter of her decade as a defense attorney, not a prosecutor, but a defense attorney. when she left the prosecutor's office in '02, she went to a private law firm. she started prosecuting c
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am PST
. and in a way that's a good exclamation point to my testimony. >> in 1971, before he was senator john kerry, navy lieutenant john kerry appeared before the senate foreign relations committee, the same committee he sat before today, to talk about the war he had just returned from, which was the vietnam war. john kerry famously protested against that war. and now the people who are protesting against the current war and maybe the future ones are protesting at his hearing, at his confirmation. and everybody else rolls their eyes and laughs at it but he looked at her instead and said essentially, hey, that was me. full circle. >>> the huffington post headline >>> the huffington post headline today on what happened in congress was "failibuster." >>> the huffington post headline today on what happened in congress was "failibuster." fail, as in bummer. over a talking points memo it was "there won't be reform, it's just re-norm." wa, wa. sad trombone. if you need to feel better, if you need to feel better about politics in particular, you will need to feel better after we get through the details of
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
mind. and that is why it was notable today and i think important when at john kerry's secretary of state confirmation hearing everybody else kind of rolled their eyes and scoffed when an anti-war protester interrupted the hearing. everybody else kind of blew it off. ah, business as usual in washington. but john kerry did not blow it off. >> so thank you, mr. chairman and members of the committee. i know there's a lot of ground to cover -- >> we're tilling thousands of people and the middle east is not a threat to us. when is it going to be enough? when are enough people going to be killed? i'm tired of my friends in the middle east dying. i don't know if they're going to be alive the next day. we need peace with iran. >> well, you know, i'll tell you, mr. chairman, when i first came to washington and testified i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard. and that is above all what this place is about. so i respect i think the woman who was voicing her concerns about that part of the world. and every one of you have traveled th
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
getting its due now that john kerry is about to take over? joining us now is andrea mitchell, nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. and the host andrea mitchell reports on msnbc. thank you for being with me. >> thank you. >> to see hillary clinton talking to anybody gets news coverage. to see her going hand to hand with senator ron johnson of wisconsin is guaranteed to get a lot of attention. but what do you think was the most important take-away from this testimony today? >> that she is a fighter, that they obviously, the republicans think that she is a likely candidate, because they were trying to muddy her up. i think that both partisans on both sides, the democrats congratulating her and a wink and a nod, we hope we see more of you and this isn't the last we'll see of you, and the republicans saying all the tough things they're saying about benghazi. there are, look, legitimate criticisms about benghazi, and the state department was devastated by the report, the independent action report, the review board that ambassador pickering and admiral mullen reported back. they very expli
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
day in washington. you know the basics of what happened today. church service at st. john's house near the white house. the president goes from the white house then to the capitol, then he is sworn in at the capitol on the west front. and that is the spot from which president obama today delivered his second inaugural address. well will have much more on all of that coming up this hour. but here is the moment from today. the moment that i want to show you was not part of the official program. it was not on anybody's schedule. we did not know it was coming, and it was not spoken into any microphone. so i'm just going to play this for you for a second. but notice it's going to be a little weirder than usually expect on cable. there is no official sound here. so it's going to be quiet for just a second. but just watch. watch the president. this is after he had just finished his inaugural address. there had been the poem and the benediction and the national anthem. and he and everybody else in the presidential inauguration platform are leaving to file back into the capitol. and at that mom
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
is appealing particularly to john roberts. i was baffled, i think, as many were by roberts sort of from the rights point of view caving on so-called obama care. and i've always felt as i think many observers do that he has, like the president, an eye on history and his role on it and his stature within it. and everything thinks that the same-sex marriage decision is going to come down to anthony kennedy, a swing justice, who has a good record on gay civil rights issues. but i wonder if roberts couldn't be pushed a bit. does he really want to be on the wrong side of history? and by framing it as history, putting it as gay civil rights as part of the big american historical narrative, it's a little bit of an elbow or whatever in the ribs. and i wonder, really, whether roberts might not be won over since clearly in the case of obama care, it wasn't just about the law, because his legal argument really barely made sense. even if you're in favor as i was of obama care being upheld. >> so meaning that you think that justice roberts had an eye on the historical impact of the decision, more tha
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